#1
so,would you?

i don't think i can wait much longer...id probably go ahead and purchase a 2nd hand guitar...

what if you were me? would you do so? what would be your concerns when doing so?
#2
Fret wear is a biggun. If it's a Floyd Rose, have a good thorough poke around the trem block, make sure it's not worn too badly. Neck warp is also crucial. Look down the fretboard from the headstock end to see (not from the body because it gives a false impression of straightness). If it's very old, be wary of the electrics, but a quick play should indicate any major electrical faults.
#3
play it before you buy it.
see if the body/arm/pickups are not f*cked up.
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#4
dont have to worry about much
check out the bodywork...see if theres been damage and try and get a discount outta that
make sure everything works
#5
Not much to worry about. Ask them to throw in a free setup.


Just focus on the neck. Everything else can be fixed fairly cheap as long as it's a good neck.
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#6
Make sure the nut isnt cracked, the tuning machines arent worn, the electronics work, the frets arent damaged (big one to look for) neck warp (another big one) and any other small details you wish to look for. There is nothing wrong with buying second hand equipment, just make sure you are getting quality.
#7
watch out for rust.... this one got me wen i bought my guitar
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#8
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watch out for rust.... this one got me wen i bought my guitar

Rust on what?
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